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Saturday, January 7, 1939 (continued)

(1) G 2097 (continued)
room a: In room built of stones. Partly destroyed on west. It is west of room b, drift sand. The west wall contains six inscribed stela in sunk relief and with traces of red, green and black paint. On south hand east six walls also inscriptions in relief and it was covered with gypsum, because we found the remains on the walls. Room opened into room b. The serdab west of it built of stones, and in it shaft X. Found in room debris: lower part of alabaster vase. Cleared on rock floor.

Sunday, January 8, 1939

work on
(1) G 2097 b and serdabs 2 and 3

(1) G 2097
G 2097 b: In room built of stones. It is east of room a, west of D and E and north of the chapel of G 2092, drift sand and big stones. Opens on south into the room of G 2092, uninscribed. cleared on limestone debris floor above the rock with two serdabs.

G 2097 Serdab 2: East of the doorjamb. Built of stones and was roofed with stones (one of the roofing stones remain), with slot window opens on north, drift sand. Height 1.5 meters, cleared on bad rock.

G 2097 Serdab 3: West of doorjamb. Built of stones and roofed with stones, only the middle stone was broken, drift sand. Slot window opens into the room. Height 1.53 meters. Cleared.

Monday, January 9, 1939

work on
(1) G 2097

(1) East of G 2097
East of the mastaba and north of G 2091. Search for new mastabas, sand limestone debris, rubble, pebble, stones and bones of bodies from the shafts of G 2097. Exposed building in that place.

Guards were preparing a new railway besides the old big dump, north of the new mastaba.

Tuesday, January 10, 1939
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 11, 1939

work on
(1) G 2097

(1) East of G 2097
East of the mastaba and north of G 2091. Search for new mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, pebble, stones and bones. Exposed the lining of a small stone mastaba. The rest of the lining on east not yet exposed.

Thursday, January 12, 1939

work on
(1) G 2097

(1) East of G 2097
East of the mastaba and north of G 2091. In exposing the rest of the lining of the mastaba which we discovered yesterday, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and bones. Exposed the lining of the new mastaba on east and it is numbered G 2097 c. Lined with stones and partly destroyed. Contain three shafts, A, B, C and a small serdab. Drawing of the mastaba.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    01/07/1939; 01/08/1939; 01/09/1939; 01/10/1939; 01/11/1939; 01/12/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2089

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2091

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097b

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2097c

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2098

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.